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De affirmanda parallaxi magni orbis, cogitatum Hugenii, June 1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [15]

Scope and Contents

A transcription of Christiaan Huygen's argument that because stars' observed radii are so insensibly small, the diameter of the earth's orbit relative to the stars' position is also insensible, and thus the parallax measurement, which ought to prove or disprove the Copernican layout of the heavens, is useless.

Dates

  • June 1693

Creator

Physical Description

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Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

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Extent

From the Fonds: 0.5 metre

Physical Description

1

Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

Processing Information

Kiki's number = 24

Processing Information

Duncan Fisher25 May 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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